The Killing Of A Chinese Bookie


John Cassavetes carved out an astonishing career as a low-key director of subtle, intimate films, drawing out raw performances from a range of repertory actors - in The Killing Of A Chinese Bookie, Cassavetes regular Ben Gazzara puts in an atonishing performance as Cosmo Vitelli, a small-time club owner on LA's Sunset Strip, who takes one gambling risk too many, taking on a debt he might not be able to repay.